November 16, 2012 - 16:02 GMT hellomagazine.com Children in Need 2012: The nation's well-loved yellow bear, Pudsey, will return to British TV screens on Friday night when Children in Need, the BBC's annual fundraising telethon takes place Everyone's favourite bear, Pudsey, will return to British TV screens on Friday night when Children in Need's annual fundraising telethon is aired. An array of celebrities, including One Direction and Girls Aloud, will be lending their support for the 32-year-old charity, which works to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across Great Britain.Heidi Klum, Louise Redknapp and Caroline Flack collectively went 'BearFaced' and braved their close-ups without any makeup. The natural beauties rocked the nude look, wearing nothing on their face but the charity's official beauty spot – a Pudsey-style paw print. … [Read more...] about Children in Need 2012’s annual fundraising show takes place on Friday 16 November
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When I started my software company, we received more job offers than what I could realistically handle. At the time, I thought that the best thing for me to do would be to say yes to them all and reframe the situation as a challenge to conquer. It worked for a while—but eventually, I got to the point where the only growth that I could pursue was scaling the business for more clients and more employees. advertisement advertisement That vision wasn’t particularly inspiring for me. I wanted my name associated with things that people used every day. I wanted to build things that created utility. But I couldn’t see any growth opportunities for myself in the future of this company. In other words, I’d hit a plateau. So I decided to take a step back and reinvent myself. During this time, I learned that when I always have my nose to the grindstone, I have no time to reflect and strategize long-term. Hitting a plateau allowed me to refresh my viewpoint, … [Read more...] about You’ve hit a plateau in your business or career. Now what?
Advertisement Welcome to TechCrunch Disrupt London. It’s an unusually hot day for the end of October, and the smell of freshly brewed coffee hangs in the air. The best and brightest technologists and entrepreneurs from America, Asia and Europe have gathered at the Old Billingsgate; a former fish-market that’s now hosting the biggest startup event outside of America.Over 200 makeshift stands have been erected – 200 teams who are eager to show the technology press and their peers what they’re working on. There’s so much talent and so little time to see it all.If you’ve not been able to make TechCrunch Disrupt this year, you’ve missed a lot. Here are 10 of the best apps, startups and products I stumbled across while I was at the conference. And I think they’re going to improve your life.UppYou’re probably familiar with the dilemma of your cell phone running out of juice just a few hours into the day. You might even carry a portable … [Read more...] about These 10 Startups Are Going to Improve Lives. Here’s Why.
In a rare public display of the alleged bias against female and minority tech workers, the Department of Labor is set to make its case in a hearing beginning Thursday that Oracle underpaid women, Asians and black employees working in certain roles at its Silicon Valley headquarters by $401 million over the course of four years, one of the largest federal anti-discrimination cases to go before a judge. The Labor Department is set to call 21 current and former Oracle employees as witnesses to bring to life the statistical claims that Oracle violated equal opportunity statutes governing federal contractors. The agency alleges Oracle, the database management company founded by billionaire Larry Ellison, paid some women as much as 20 percent less than their male peers, or $37,000, in 2016. The lawsuit was filed by the department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which audits companies with government contracts worth more than $100 million a year. The hearing in San Francisco … [Read more...] about Oracle allegedly underpaid women and minorities by $400 million. Now the details are set to come out in court.
Monday marks the beginning of a major two-week climate summit in Paris where dozens of world leaders will negotiate over ways to slow the pace of climate change. Here's what you need to know. What is the meeting? The meeting goes by several names - the United Nations Climate Summit, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, or COP21, which stands for the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties that are part of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. The first COP meeting took place in Berlin in 1995, and the most famous of these was COP3, which resulted in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to limit greenhouse gas emissions. A 2009 conference in Copenhagen failed to produce a meaningful agreement, so world leaders are trying again to jumpstart the negotiations. Who will be there? About 150 world leaders and than more than 40,000 delegates representing 195 countries will attend the conference in Paris. How has it been affected by the Paris attacks? The conference begins less than three … [Read more...] about Paris Climate Change Summit: What you need to know